The tower portal of the Pauli church also is a design by Kükelhaus. Details and rhythmic structure of the portal become evident only at close scrutiny: the laminate partitions or frame fittings are structured slightly asymmetrically. Variations of measurements can be found in the slabs and in the grooves. Of exceptional beauty is the bronze door knob.



Drawing drafts still present in the heritage bestowed on Soest not only show the well-preserved original creative idea of Hugo Kükelhaus for this portal, but also demonstrate the way he worked and the roots he had in carpentry with its potential of shaping and thus creating. This way he planned the door in the smallest detail and equipped his drawings with instructions such as “original mirror oak with smoked ammonium vapors (not tinted)” or “profiles not machined but hand-crafted, wood chiseled not lathed”.

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